Introduction

White Belt No Stripe.

That is me–approximately eight months into this adventure. I am a white belt that has no stripes, the ultimate beginner. At 42-years-old, I waited almost 20 years to start this adventure. Something always seemed to get in the way, and time has a way of getting away from me.

Self-reflection and evaluation comes easily for me, and I find jiujitsu is often the subject of my pondering. I replay class in my mind, consider the things that might make my mental game better or that might improve my movement. I wonder about this and then that and then this again. I look for insights from other people–some I know and some I find on line. That others might benefit from some of the things I’ve learned in the last eight months just recently occurred to me, so I decided to start this blog.

What I leave you here is not gospel. It is what I find to be true. Take what you will. I hope you find something that benefits you.